On December 18, 2014, the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield donated books to the children attending the Child Care Associates – Head Start Program in Mansfield. The Club has made a tradition of donating books the the children in the Head Start Program. This year, Club members and spouses (Thank you Mrs. Lodal!) also had the opportunity to volunteer their time read some of the donated books to the students. A great time was has by all volunteers and the students! A special thank you to the following members that donated their time for the event: Bryan Adkison, Jerry Gray, Claude Cunningham, and Greg Barberee.
The Kiwanis Club of Mansfield donated these books to continue the following Kiwanis International initiatives:
Read Around the World: Kiwanis believes that every child should experience the joy of reading. Kiwanis members believe this, and have long been dedicated to Kiwanis’ Read Around the World program.
Young Children Priority One: Young Children Priority One focuses on children prenatal through age 5 through four areas:
* maternal and child health
* child care and development
* parent education and support
* safety and pediatric trauma